Jamestown, Virginia 11/13/2013

NOVEMBER 13, 2013 (Wednesday)

 

Got up and it looked beautiful out. Couldn’t wait to go out into it. However, once we hit the outside door – it was sooooooo cold. Feels like winter here. We braved it and decided to go to Jamestown.

The drive to Jamestown was beautiful, along a narrow parkway going over wooden bridges, through tunnels, along tree lined roads, waterways – quite lovely. It’s about 10-12 miles. The Visitor’s Center had lots of information in it. Was fun reading about the people and things that they accomplished. We opted not to walk the area due to the cold.

Long tunnel enroute to Jamestown.

Long tunnel enroute to Jamestown.

The drive to Historic Jamestown is a study in water.  When they landed, there had been a 7 year drought.  So when the rains returned the town had to be moved to higher ground.  The James River is huge.

The drive to Historic Jamestown is a study in water. When they landed, there had been a 7 year drought. So when the rains returned the town had to be moved to higher ground. The James River is huge.

The James River.  It is a sunny day, 43 degrees for a high today.

The James River. It is a sunny day, 43 degrees for a high today.

The scenery is very pretty.

The scenery is very pretty.

Nice Sign.

Nice sign.

Much to do but it was sooo cold, we admired the map and read the diorama's and left.

Much to do but it was sooo cold.  We admired the map and read the dioramas and left.

Map.

Map.

Michael and I did stop one time to take a stroll to the waterway. It was as we were leaving the Jamestown area, heading to Yorktown. Was a lovely stroll, but very cold so we picked up our pace. We also saw a bunch of deer alongside the road. They didn’t seem the least afraid of us.

The beast.

The beast.

Neat wooden bridges on the park drive way.

Neat wooden bridges on the park drive way.

Very swampy around here.

Very swampy around here.

A path we walked down to a point of land on the James River.

A path we walked down to a point of land on the James River.

The point we walked to.

The point we walked to.

We left Jamestown and went to Yorktown (about 15 miles from Jamestown). The Visitor’s Center is a ways away from the town. There is a lot of construction going on near the Visitor’s Center. Walking up to the Visitor’s Center you see little wooden buildings – like in the 1700’s (or earlier). Fun. We were still cold and opted not to walk around the demonstration areas. Yorktown is a small water town. Cute. The wooden boat that is normally there is gone for the season – we were told South America. We did stop and have lunch at a little place called the Beach Deli. The food was good and affordable, and Lexi even found a 10% off coupon (even better).

Cannon by the French Trench.

Cannon by the French Trench.

Battlefield map.

Battlefield map.

A portion of the Yourtown sign.

A portion of the Yorktown sign.

13 flags.

13 flags.

1700's reproduction.

1700’s reproduction.

Deer.

Deer.

Deer a little closer.

Deer a little closer.

 

Edie loved this Windmill with a red door.

Edie loved this windmill with a red door.

All  very modern in Yorktown.

All very modern in Yorktown.

Lunch.

Lunch.

Edie's Jefferson sandwich.

Edie’s Jefferson sandwich.

My veggie and 3 cheese sandwich.

My veggie and 3 cheese sandwich.

Ladies room.

Ladies room.

Men's bathroom.

Men’s bathroom.

Edie loved the red door.

Edie loved the red door.

Leaving Yorktown we went to Target and then to Dollar Tree. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

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